Google Maps is reportedly engaged on a function to focus on brightly lit streets within the software. The function was first noticed by XDA Builders in an APK teardown of the map software.
The function is an try from Google to make night-time journey and commute safer for customers by serving to them keep away from streets with poor lighting. It’s reportedly named ‘Lighting’ and can present brightly lit streets in yellow color, in response to code discovered in the course of the teardown.
Since this function was noticed in a teardown, there’s no telling when (or if) it’s going to ever really see the sunshine of day (no pun meant), nevertheless it does appear to be it could possibly be a useful device to make customers really feel safer. It additionally falls consistent with Google’s latest makes an attempt at making Google Maps higher at guaranteeing security of its customers. The corporate had earlier added a ‘Keep Safer’ function in India that warned customers if their cab driver went off-route on a visit.
There’s additionally no telling whether or not Google will roll this function out globally, or in specific-regions. Nevertheless, India looks like a rustic the place this function ought to make an look, contemplating the numerous instances of sexual harassment and assault within the nation, and the truth that street-lighting right here is extraordinarily poor.
Like I discussed earlier, there’s no assure that this function will ever be rolled out, and it might simply be an inner take a look at Google is operating. Nonetheless, we’ll hold you up to date concerning this, and different updates to the Google Maps app.